Originally Posted by Waldo
Now you are telling me this?
Wait until you get a chance to ride Infineon or Barber. When you can experience a lot of elevation change in a very short amount of distance it turns the track into a roller coaster.
The Laguna corkscrew is often thought of in that regard, but as you well know is a non-event because you are so busy trying to set up to get into it that on your way down it you don't feel anything as you struggle to stabilize the bike and get whatever grip you can.
Laguna is a fun track, but it is very difficult to go fast there and while it is technically demanding of the rider ultimately it is a motor track where horsepower wins. Road Atlanta and Thunderhill are also prime examples of that type of track.
Barber and Infineon to a lesser extent are rider tracks and finesse is what gets you around the track quickly rather than brute power. You spend much of your time leaned over managing the rear wheel and preparing your entries than you do twisting the throttle wide open to the stop.